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On 08.08.08, don't forget 08-08-88

Rediff News Bureau | August 08, 2008

08.08.08 may be a red-letter day for China, but for Myanmar 8-8-88 is a day they would like to forget.  The day China begins its Olympics [Images] journey with a bang, Myanmar quietly remembers its perished victims 20 years ago on the same day.

 

 

Image: Myanmar protestors shout anti-military slogans as they display portraits of Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a demonstration to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1988 pro-democracy revolution in New Delhi [Images] on Friday. Myanmar marked exactly 20 years on August 8 since the Army crushed an '8-8-88' democracy uprising with the loss of an estimated 3,000 lives. Ironically, the protests were likely to be only outside the country.

 

Photpgraph: Getty Images.

 

Read our special on: Myanmar's Iron Lady

 

Also Read: Burma: Caught in US-China crossfire

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